This series of lessons uses Steven Covey's approach (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) to explore the spiritual habits that saints and leaders in the church cultivate in order to become effective in ministry.
Prime Series 3 lessons
This series brings together teachers, psychologists, ministers and other qualified men and women who have studied (and for some experienced) homosexuality over a long period of time. It is hoped that this work will generate the kind of understanding necessary to be able to deal compassionately with the people who struggle with homosexuality. It is also my aim to equip the members of the church with the confidence to respond intelligently to the false arguments being made for the homosexual lifestyle by Gays and their sympathizers (Published 1996).
In this session, Mike examines the basic attitude and habits all Christians must have in order to grow spiritually.
Prime 24m Class
There are less instances of divorce among Christians but it still happens. This lesson explores some of the reasons Christians divorce, despite training and teaching to the contrary, and how to avoid this situation. (Matthew 19:9)
Prime 43m Class
Christians pursue and define success differently than those not guided by their faith in Jesus Christ.
Mike answers some of the major objections that many believers have concerning the celebration of Christmas.
3 Choices Christians Need To Make
Peace or conflict? Being a Christian will always bring the disciple into conflict with one's surroundings. Christianity goes against the grain of this world - its ideas, actions, desires.
How to Correct Sinful Christians
This first lesson in the series reviews the reasons why Christians believe in a Supreme Being. This idea is looked at from both a philosophical and theological perspective.
Prime 25m Class
James explains the radically different way Christians deal with trouble in life, and why they do so. (James 1:2-12)
The world's solutions to stress involve things like drugs, vacations or some type of therapy. As Christians, however, we believe that even if these methods might be helpful, the most satisfying and permanent solution to the problems of worry and stress can only be found through faith, and specifically through faith in Christ. (I Kings 19:1-18)
In his final appeal to the Galatian Christians, Paul encourages them to reject the soul-killing teachings of the Judaizers and live as free men according to the teachings of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:1-6:18)
Many times Christians lose their focus in prayer because of various trials and experiences. This sermon explores several key reasons why one must persevere in this basic spiritual exercise. (James 5:16)
Christians are in a unique situation when called on to deal with their enemies. This lesson will outline the various strategies that the Bible provides when believers must face those who injure them in some way.
Michael Jackson's old song, "Black or White" reflects the attitude that James says Christians should have towards other people. (James 2)
Prime 34m Class
With the beginning of chapter twelve, the book of Genesis focuses once again on one specific individual. This time the writers will detail the life of Abraham who was to become the father of the Jewish nation and how the Seed of Promise was kept alive through him. (Genesis 12:1-20)
Prime 37m Class
In the final lesson of this series Mike will review the main events of Jesus' 'Passion' and focus in on the history of the Jewish Passover and its transition to the meal of remembrance that Christians around the world observe. (Matthew 26:1-28:20)
This lesson examines the history of Bible authorship, how the Bible was organized into its present form, and some key reasons why Christians believe that it is inspired by God.
Prime 42m Class
In this lesson, John explains how one can determine who truly belongs to the Lord, and adds two other ways Christians can be confident about their salvation. (I John 2:28-3:24)
Prime 31m Class
A final lesson describing the new motivation and lifestyle that God has designed for those who are followers of Jesus Christ.
Prime 28m Class
In this final lesson, Mike will review the six ways Christians are different and James' final words of encouragement to his readers. (James 5:7-20)
The church is the physical presence of Jesus Christ in the world today. In this lesson we will examine the New Testament in order to determine what the inspired text says the church should be like and how it should function.
Most of our sins are little ones. Our sins rarely get us on the 10 o'clock news. Few of us are ever convicted of robbery, murder, rape. The majority of Christians manage to avoid the big "whopping" sins most of the time. That's why when a Christian does break the law, it's news. (I Chronicles 21:1-11)
In this last portion of Jesus' time with the Apostles before His death, the Lord makes what has been referred to as His "High Priestly" prayer where He prays for Himself, the Apostles and future generation of Christians. (John 17:1-26)
Prime 40m Class
Peter continues to list the various ways God's grace affects Christians. In this section, he describes the suffering many Christians experience because of their faith and how to properly respond when it does. (I Peter 3:8-4:19)
In this first session, Mike establishes both the importance and relevance of the 10 Commandments for the Christian in the modern world.
Prime 15m Class
Mike talks about the specific blessings we enjoy as Christians and what these should motivate us to do in the here and now.
How Christians can influence the spiritual tone of their surroundings and their need to do so. (Matthew 5:13)
In the final chapter of Peter's letter, the Apostle provides the way Christians in every era should respond to discouragement and persecution. (II Peter 3:1-18)
Prime 30m Class
Mike examines the words and ideas that Paul lays before us in Galatians 5 as he describes the actual perfection Christians can achieve through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In this lesson, Mike reviews the thinking and goals of the Politically Correct movement in America and how Christians can respond to and live in a nation that is heavily influenced by this cause. (I Samuel 40:8)
In this sermon, Mike tackles one of the Christian's greatest challenges - how can Christians who live and engage in the human experience avoid becoming worldly? (I Corinthians 5:9-13)
This sermon outlines some of the attitudes Christians need to cultivate in order to promote unity and peace within the church. (Ephesians 4:31-5:2)
A faith building program that has been used to help Christians build up their faith muscle and protect them from poor spiritual health. (Mark 4:35-41)
In this sermon, Mike reviews the various ways Jesus uses to remove and renew Christians in order to save or strengthen His church. (John 15:1-2)
Mike wraps up this series by examining the amazing final gift to all believers by Jesus, the actual indwelling of God's Holy Spirit to transform Christians into the very image of Christ Himself.
In this lesson on the Beatitudes, we will note the differences between the imputed righteousness of Christians in the Kingdom and those who seek to be right by upholding the "law." (Matthew 5:1-7:29)
Prime 42m Class
Mike Cope, in his book Holy Hunger, describes two barriers that Christians face in satisfying their holy hunger for God and results in their spiritual death.
Christians never quit God in a single day. Oh, some give up the faith suddenly at times because of a great tragedy in their lives but these are the exceptions. No, the way that most Christians lose their faith is through "drifting".
In this lesson, Mike discusses the ways Christians can maintain their spiritual momentum as they journey onward to their heavenly home. (Hebrews 6:1-12)
Mike discusses the reasoning behind the sixth commandment not to kill and the various ways it applies to our lives.
Prime 15m Class
Carrying the Cross of Jesus Christ
The Cross has always been a powerful reminder of the suffering of Jesus Christ. It has also been a reference point for things Christians must suffer to serve the Lord. In this lesson we will look at how 'Carrying the Cross' demonstrates the way we respond to hardships and suffering.